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Details of the Santa Barbara Remmy Conversion Cylinders

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Long Johns Wolf:
The two cylinders were newly made by a gifted artist for the Santas.
They are of the 2-piece kind with 5 firing pins each.
I had the pleasure to legally transport the pair from their Austrian maker back to Germany because I happened to be in the area.
Used the chance to play a bit with them.
Obviously you have to remove the conversion cylinders to load and unload.
Long Johns Wolf

AntiqueSledMan:
Hello Long Johns Wolf,

Would it be possible to post dimensions of both cylinders?

Thanks, AntiqueSledMan.

Long Johns Wolf:
It's a pleasure today because my buddy is collecting the goodies tomorrow.
#084XX
C&B cylinder: dia 1.6015", OAL 2.0125"
.45 Colt cylinder: dia 1.6365", OAL 2.0135"
#152XX
C&B cylinder: dia 1.608", OAL 2.012"
.45 Colt cylinder: dia 1.6345", OAL 2.0135"
Hope that helps.
Long Johns Wolf

AntiqueSledMan:
Long Johns Wolf,

Thanks, I just wanted to add them to my list of 1858 Dimensions Chart.
The person who made them had a great idea, the ratchet looks to be a separate piece.
It looks like he pressed that into the back-plate, thus holding the firing pins in place
and also a built in bushing for keeping it centered with a pin for alignment on the cylinder.
It also looks like it was done on a manual machine, with a couple of oop's.
Some will see it as sloppy, but I see it a work of art. He did a very good job.

Thanks again, AntiqueSledMan.

Captainkirk:
As a new "Santa" owner, I really appreciate this info!

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